Posts Tagged ‘Virginia Council on Indians’
In colonial Virginia in 1704, 40 members of a Nanzattico family were imprisoned for “complicity” in an attack on a family of colonists. Some were sold into slavery. After the event, records of the Nanzattico vanished.
The Chickahominy Tribe saw its towns burned and destroyed and its members impris-oned in 1645.
And in 1676, the Pamunkey Indians were driven from their main town into a swamp during “Bacon’s Rebellion.” Nathaniel Bacon’s forces killed many Pamunkey in an unsuccessful attempt to subdue Cockacoeske, their renowned female leader.
People will be able to learn more about all of those events via three new road signs in Virginia.
“It’s a way to educate the public about little vignettes of Virginia Indian history that weren’t well known,” Deanna Beacham, program administrator for the Virginia Council on Indians, tells the Newport News (Va.) Daily Press, here.
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